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  • Posted: Aug 1, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Copia brings all consumers a high-quality shopping service regardless of their income level, access to technology or location. Using digital technology, a network of Agents who operate as ordering and delivery points and an internally managed world-class fulfillment and delivery system, we are opening up distribution to hundreds of millions of the world's population who cannot conveniently access affordable goods.
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    Legal Services Manager

    Job Description

    Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the jobholder will be responsible for providing internal legal services and advice on matters affecting the company or its employees, guiding on statutory compliance; ensuring that agreements are properly negotiated and documented and where applicable registered; and providing and managing litigation services in the Company, and ensuring safe custody of key legal documents within the Company.

    Specifically, you will:

    1. Provide day to day legal and regulatory support to the functional areas covering general compliance queries and reviews.
    2. Follow up on cases filed against the Company and providing legal advice on matters affecting the company.
    3. Prepare and update matters-arising matrix to monitor implementation of Board and Senior Management decisions.
    4. Keep abreast with the legislative environment that have an impact on the Company's operations.
    5. Participate in drawing and vetting of contracts, leases, and other legal instruments.
    6. Participate in negotiations of treaties and contracts between the Company and other parties.
    7. Prepare Legal opinions and legal interpretations on various matters as required including interpretation of court and arbitral rulings affecting the Company.
    8. Carry out legal audits for compliance, and monitoring compliance with legal and statutory requirements of the Company.
    9. Ensure compliance to the Company Policies, Regulations, Standards and Procedures to enhance operational efficiency.
    10. Provide legal advice and support for Human Capital and employment matters.
    11. Oversight over the registration, protection/enforcement and monitoring the use of intellectual property.
    12. Liaise with the Company Secretary to ensure full compliance with all Company Secretarial requirements.
    13. Assist in undertaking of Company Secretarial services and providing administrative support to the Board and Senior Management.
    14. Own and monitor the legal services budget, ensuring efficient legal operations are carried out within the approved budget.
    15. Participate in procurement processes.
    16. Coach, mentor, and develop staff using relevant human resource tools.

    Qualifications

    1. You have a Bachelors Degree in Law from a recognised institution.
    2. You have a Postgraduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law.
    3. You have at least 5 years of experience, 2 of which have been in a management position in a large, transaction driven organization.
    4. Certified PubIic Secretary (K) qualification is an added advantage
    5. You have in depth knowledge of the Law of Kenya. 
    6. You are results oriented with key demonstrated achievements in managing corporate legal matters.
    7. You are computer literate with working knowledge of major accounting software programmes.
    8. You have experience in legal budget development.
    9. You can embrace changing market dynamics.
    10. You are a team leader and player with excellent verbal, written and communication skills.
    11. You have high level of integrity.
    12. You have an entrepreneurial spirit.

    Additional Information

    You are also:

    1. Customer-centric – You put the customer first in everything you do. You are obsessed with fostering a positive customer experience.
    2. Prompt and decisive - You have a sense of urgency. You act promptly and with intention to make things happen efficiently and effectively. You do what needs to be done immediately, without being asked and in the most thorough way possible to achieve results.
    3. A team player – You proactively contribute to the team with the aim of adding value. You make positive contributions to team discussions that help the team move forward in achieving their goal
    4. Result oriented - You deliver results boldly. You recognize what results are important and you take the necessary steps to achieve them.
    5. Positive and fun – You learn from everything you do. You also give and take constructive feedback.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Copia on www.smartrecruiters.com to apply

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